“Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.” –Mark Jenkins

Thursday, 14 May 2009

Day 10 – 14th May 2009 – Thursday – Le Merval somewhere on the marshes

Today was a slowish start and my second attempt at using the hole-in-the-ground was even less successful than the first, so I will spare you the details!
We headed along the coast and drove through some magnificent open marshland – saw herons and egrets, a skylark and plenty of unidentified birds of prey as well as plenty of Kestrels. The rest of the morning went pretty quickly downhill as finding a campsite that wasn’t extortionate or in the middle of town was proving tricky.
A couple more hours driving passed, along with a stop at Jard-Sur-Mer for Ant’s much needed fry up, and the sight of a wild Peregrine Falcon spurred us on. Eventually we found Le Merval – totally remote, on a tiny canal and with virtually no-one about. Cheap, quiet and with hot, clean showers…. Perfect.

1 comment:

  1. hold on.. hold miss country bumpkin...exactly where were you brought up again? lol .. not being able to cope with a hole in the ground?? surely not eh? you should be pro surely?? ;-) lol